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Umphreys McGee Live at Egyptian Theatre on 2008-04-08

Umphrey's McGee
April 8, 2008
Egyptian Theatre
DeKalb, IL

Source: KB Matrix (UM Live source)

Set I
Disc 1
1) Push the Pig* > (17:25)
2) Atmosfarag (4:28)
3) Slacker (15:41)
4) Passing (4:09)
5) Get in the Van (7:54)
6) Fearless@ > (6:33)
7) Partyin' Peeps (6:55)

Set II
Disc 2
1) Nothing Too Fancy > (11:55)
2) Ringo > (7:57)
3) The Fuzz > (10:20)
4) Hajimemashite > (5:06)
5) Ringo^ (14:34)

Disc 3
1) Example 1 (9:56)
2) Rocker (part II) > (4:57)
3) Nothing Too Fancy (7:36)

4) Wizard Burial Ground (9:46)

* intro contains aspects of Twin Peaks soundtrack
@ with Brendan on acoustic
^ with Xxplosive teases

April 14, 2008
The city of DeKalb and students of NIU have welcomed us for many years,
and after hearing the news of the tragedy on February 14th, we decided
to give back and do whatever we could to help express how much the
community has meant to us. On April 8th, we donated all of our UM Live
sales to the NIU February 14th Memorial Fund as well as proceeds from
poster and ticket sales. In that spirit of giving back, we are providing
for all of our fans an opportunity to download the UM Live recording of
our return performance to DeKalb for free.
We encourage all Umphrey's fans interested in donating to this worthy cause to visit:

-Umphrey's McGee

Collection UmphreysMcGee
Band/Artist Umphreys McGee
Venue Egyptian Theatre
Location DeKalb, IL

Source KB Matrix (UM Live source)
Lineage KB Matrix > FLAC
Taped by Kevin Browning


Reviewer: Leonard_Jabronski - - April 8, 2014
Subject: The Song(s) Remain The Same
Reviewer: lightwizkid - - May 22, 2010
Subject: Solid show despite sluggish first act
Sound is good, UM is solid. I have to say for the first half of the show the mix sounds a little Joel (keys) heavy for my taste but it still sounds good.

The whole show just drags a little and the first few songs (till GitVan) don't really hold my interest, I find myself skipping through often... Passing sounds a lot like album version just a little slow in tempo (noticeable).

WOW, dunno if that was a false start on GitVan but I actually kinda liked it. They start to pick up the pace a bit here! Some very nice solos, very technical but very soulful. They do lose some momentum with the end...

FEARLESS = A RARE, ACOUSTIC, PINK FLOYD MOMENT! HUZZAH! By far my favorite track of this show. An UM gem for sure. Only 4 recordings of this track on archive :)

A fairly heavy opening of Partyin' Peeps, it does have some good improvisations, good communication by the guys and is one of the better I've heard.

I've heard good things about this N2F... At the intro I was skeptical but it sucks you in to that happy place where UMphreaks lose themselves (like when you hear the Starwars theme in the Cemetery Walk II from 2009-10-29). FLAWLESS and BEAUTIFUL.

Straight into an... interesting Ringo. Some serious tomfoolery from a space cadet is at play. I can barely listen to the second half of the song without skipping.

After that its pretty standard until you get to Example 1, nothing too fancy (pun intended). Example 1 is the best I've heard. Great all around. Kudos to the guys.

Good Rocker II, N2F reprise, and WBG.

Over all I'd say the show is worth a download if you're an UMphreak who has lots of space on their drive but for beginners/those with limited space I suggest the following: GitVan, Fearless, N2F, and Example 1.

Tagging IS OFF! I added into iTunes and it is tagged as a 2007 show, UMlive says its '08. Set list doesn't say that any of the songs go into others (ex: Ringo>The Fuzz>Hajmemashite>Ringo)
Reviewer: nsalsich - - May 7, 2010
Subject: Example 1
is it just me or is the Example 1 one of the best ever??? smooth, soulful, sinister....check it out!!

and yes, the show as a whole is spectacular. I'd easily place it in my top UM shows. the setlist is out of this world and the jams are top notch.

download it and spread it around! I've turned tons of my friends on with Atmosfarag, Slacker, Get in the Van and Partying Peeps. long live UM!
Reviewer: PushinThatPig - - February 16, 2010
Great setlist. Awesome N2F, and Get in the Van...and of course WBG did not dissapoint
Reviewer: jam-on - - November 30, 2008
Subject: WOW
Free from UMLive...doesn't get much better than that!!! Thanks!!
Reviewer: bobosan - - November 18, 2008
Subject: Rock On!
TWIN PEAKS opener! How flippen' cool is that! Already I dug the show before they even played a note. As for the show, it is rockin'! Jams left and right. All around excellent show.
Reviewer: amber grace - - June 20, 2008
Subject: <3 umphrey's
yous guys are smokin' hot.
Reviewer: umphreakinoutman - - June 16, 2008
Subject: thanks
Thank you Umphrey's Mcgee, you never cease to amaze me.
Reviewer: kappakappashred - - May 16, 2008
Subject: browning rules
awesome recording, sounds near perfect,. awesome N2F, thanks UMPH
Reviewer: JHurlbs81 - - May 13, 2008
Subject: What a gift.
Thanks to UM for allowing this.

These KB matrixes are always so consistently amazing. Kevin has it down to a science. Other Jam bands cannot PRODUCE a live recording that compares to what Kevin is capable of mixing/recording LIVE.

KB+BB=eternal duo
Reviewer: BurkeS - - May 3, 2008
Subject: mmmmm...
isn't nothing too fancy delicious? great quality, what a steal.
Reviewer: augdane - - April 21, 2008
Subject: Broken Kinks????!!!!
Great show!! Killer Jams!! I want to download it, but all the FLAC links are broken! Anybody know what the deal is?
Reviewer: martianmindmachine - - April 18, 2008
Subject: Well above average
I've seen it all, we've got "jam snobs" here eh?
I'm sure the critics must have way better bands, but we just have never heard of them . Whatever!
Pull your heads out and smell the spring air.
Miserable jerks.
Great sound, Great Improvisations, Great Instrumentation, good setlist, nice energy
Reviewer: cardboard_cowboy - - April 17, 2008
Subject: Thank You
Reviewer: Ha Ha Ha Whoops - - April 17, 2008
Subject: Best in the Biz
I thought the setlist was wrong but it turns out I had my player on shuffle. By the time I figured that out I was already so transfixed by the recording and the music I couldn't be bothered to get up and change it, so I listened to it for five hours. Worked just fine.
Reviewer: glennccc123 - - April 16, 2008
Subject: thanks umphrey's
great show, thanks to umphrey's for giving it to us and for their fantastic music. i saw them in london and they where great. reguarding the last review, surley if you think it is average then two to three stars would be more appropiate. i think 5 will do for me
Reviewer: TheTRO - - April 16, 2008
Subject: show?
good sound quality, No energy. Average at best
Reviewer: FreshFlavor - - April 16, 2008
Subject: Umph. Umph.
Incredible Show. They really played with purpose and passion. Great gesture on their part as well in the wake of such a devastating tragedy. Jake is a savage beast on that geetar. Long live the Umph. Need I say incredible matrix recording =).
Reviewer: OuterShpongolia - - April 15, 2008
Subject: NIU
Ahh I can't believe I missed this show, but what an incredible show and the sound quality is second to none! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to listen to this show and God bless those affected by the NIU tragedy.
Reviewer: rockstarcivilian - - April 15, 2008
Subject: Thank You Umphrey's
I was in St. Louis three nights before, and they've been on a roll ALL April...I've only listened to the Push the Pig -> JAM >Atmosfarag, but I've read reviews of this show before...Apparently there were no tapers, so this is HUGE!!! Thank You Management, Band, Crew, and especially the sound caresser himself, Kevin Browning who makes every show sound incredible... See you all in Memphis...
Reviewer: Daniels, Jack - - April 15, 2008
Subject: Tahnks Kevin!
An amassing performance captured by a true sound master.
Reviewer: stash1702 - - April 14, 2008
Subject: DEFINITELY allowed on the Archive
Sound quality is absolutely incredible.
Reviewer: NRPS - - April 14, 2008
Subject: THANK YOU!
Thank you UM! What agreat way to give back.
Thank you to the Archive for ALL It has done!
Reviewer: bfloPETE - - April 14, 2008
Subject: nice
Cool to see an umphrey's SBD recording on The Archive.
Reviewer: jellyPhishin - - April 14, 2008
Subject: UM...I don't know
Good show, but faces melting everywhere?... pretty hard to do at an UM show....they are too up and down for my face to EVER melt!
Reviewer: gratephulbrad - - April 14, 2008
Subject: Phanominal Show
By far top 10 of all the UM shows I've seen. w/ Whiskey soaked pants, cold rain on my back. Umphreys definetly took me back a few years w/ this old school setlist. Thanks fellas, cant wait for the canopy show.
Reviewer: yonderstring - - April 14, 2008
Subject: Sweet. Thanks Umph.. BUUUT
That is not a Dr.dre XXplosive tease... It is a Dr.dre - Still D.R.E. tease.. thought I would throw that in there, other than that umph is the shhit cant wait to see them again .. 25 last year.
Reviewer: moe.DeadStringPhishplease - - April 14, 2008
Subject: I love this scene
Once again a band gives back to a commuinty that has supported it for a long time. The offering of this quality show, the donation of their proceeds, and their kind words is simply the most amazing thing a band could do. Thank you UM for offering this show, it means a lot and says a lot about all of you.
Reviewer: Taperian - - April 14, 2008
Subject: Gracias
Crunchy. Thanks again UM, you are the best band out there, big ups.
Reviewer: 17ab420 - - April 14, 2008
Subject: WOW!
This show was sooo worth the six hour drive. This show was sooo worth the 15 block walk in a freezing downpour (DeKalb does'nt have a cab service!). I walked into the Egyptian trippin' and drippin'! My 11th Umphrey's show since 07/19/07 and the best to date so far. I'm sure the clean-up crew had to break out the mops and squeegees because there were faces melted everywhere!
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